Turkish Guest Chef – Murat Ovaz
Murat Ovaz has had a swift rise to success since moving to Australia. Having worked in several five-star hotels on Turkey’s eastern coast, Murat moved to Istanbul to work at Greek restaurant, Zarifi, and the highly respected French restaurant, Park Samdan.
In 2009, Murat moved from Istanbul to Newcastle, beginning his Australian cooking career at the Newcastle pub, Lass O’ Gowrie, having success with his traditional cooking techniques and flavours. Murat later moved to Sydney with his former sous chef, Thomas Robinson, to work for one of Sydney’s most famous chefs, My Kitchen Rules’ star Colin Fassnidge.
Murat then moved to Melbourne and became head chef of Balaclava restaurant, Tulum. After 10 months, he opened his own restaurant, Yagiz.
Come to the City Club and try Murat's cuisine for yourself.
Come to the Members’ Dining Room for a special one night only four-course Turkish-inspired menu by Murat Ovaz.
Date: Wednesday 24 January
Venue: Members' Dining Room, City Club
Time: Arrive 6pm for 6.30pm start
Cost: $95 per person, includes four-course Turkish-inspired modern menu with glass of wine on arrival. Turkish wine matched to each course is available for an additional $44 per person.
A Week of Turkish Cuisine
For one week only, we feature this delicious cuisine in a range of specials. Some of the flavour-infused dishes include grilled poussin (baby chicken), calamari stuffed with Ezine cheese, dishes made from lamb and a range of modern interpretations of classic dishes from the Black Sea region.
RACV Club and Resorts sommelier, Christian Maier, has sourced a selection of authentic Turkish wines to accompany the specials.
Date: Tuesday 16 January-Saturday 3 February (closed 26 Jan)
Venue: Members’ Dining Room, City Club
Time: Tue-Fri: Noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm
Cost: à la carte prices